John W. Phillips
John is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and International Society of Barristers. In addition to being an accomplished trial lawyer, he is a successful appellate lawyer. He has successfully represented Fortune 500 companies in impact litigation and individual plaintiffs against multi-billion dollar companies. For many years a litigation partner at a national firm, John founded Phillips Law Group in 2004 to provide cost-effective service to a broad range of clients. For each of his clients he focuses on the gist of the case, what matters – to courts and juries – so that the litigation plan remains focused and spare. Recently, he was the lead trial lawyer for a consortium of plaintiffs in the Oso Landslide trial that produced a $60 million settlement and unprecedented compensatory and punitive sanctions totaling $1.182 million against the State of Washington for document destruction practices.
Colgate University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1976); Stanford Law School (J.D., 1981). Adjunct Professor, Stanford Law School (1994).
Memberships and Awards
American College of Trial Lawyers Fellow; International Society of Barristers; Washington Super Lawyer designation annually; Peer review rated AV Preeminent in Martindale-Hubbell; AVVO Rating, 10.0; Washington State Bar Association; King County Bar Association; Board of Trustees, Legal Foundation of Washington (2000-2003); Heller Ehrman’s Guggenhime Pro Bono Award.